Monday, January 26, 2015

VALENTINES 2015 ROMANTIC MOVIES: 'LOVE, ROSIE' WITH LILY COLLINS, SAM CLAFLIN, 'THE REWRITE' WITH HUGH GRANT, MARISA TOMEI, 'ACCIDENTAL LOVE' WITH JESSICA BIEL, JAMES MARSDEN, JAKE GYLLENHAAL

DELIGHTFUL 'LOVE, ROSIE'
 IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO FALL FOR YOUR BEST MATE
If you're in the mood for some love movies this Valentines you will be sad to hear there won't be many of those in cinemas next month, but today we're spotlighting the few of them that are arriving next few weeks!
Opening February 6th is our fave among them, the sweet and delightful romantic story LOVE, ROSIE with adorable tandem Lily Collins and Sam Claflin as two best friends who decide to go to America together to attend University. But fate has other plans for Rosie who discovers that she is pregnant after a crazy night out with the most popular boy in school. She encourages Alex to go without her, hopeful that she’ll catch up with him eventually. Over the next twelve years, their lives change dramatically but the undeniable connection remains. At the back of Rosie’s mind is always the question, what if fortune had taken another turn and they were meant to be more than just good friends. When ultimately presented with the opportunity, will they gamble everything for the chance to be together?


HUGH GRANT'S 'THE REWRITE'
FUNNY COMEDY ABOUT GETTING ON THE SAME PAGE
Another romantic comedy that finally hits theatres next month is Hugh Grant's new movie THE REWRITE premiering February 13th! In 1998, Ray Michaels (Hugh Grant) was on top of the world - a witty, sexy, Englishman in Hollywood who had just won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay. Fifteen years later, he’s creatively washed up, divorced, and broke. With no other options, he takes a job teaching screenwriting at a small college on the East Coast. Although the idea of teaching is less than thrilling, he hopes to make some easy money and enjoy the favours of impressionable young co-eds. What he doesn't expect to find is romance with a single mom (Marisa Tomei) who’s gone back to school.


'ACCIDENTAL LOVE'
 SOMETIMES YOU NAIL LOVE, SOMETIMES IT NAILS YOU
Meanwhile, a bit more bizarre romantic movie is coming out February 10th starring Jake Gyllenhaal, James Marsden, Jessica Biel. Based on the novel 'Sammy's Hill' by Kristin Gore ACCIDENTAL LOVE follows Sammy Joyce, a socially awkward small-town receptionist, who has a nail accidentally shot into her head by a clumsy workman, eliciting wild sexual urges. The uninsured Joyce goes on a crusade to Washington to fight for the rights of the bizarrely injured. She meets an immoral congressman (Jake Gyllenhaal) who takes advantage of her sex drive and capitalizes on her crusade as Joyce heads into her own career in politics.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

ABC ORDERS PILOT FOR 'OF KINGS AND PROPHETS' ANCIENT EGYPT SET EPIC TV SERIES! NBC ORDERS 'UNVEILED' TV SERIES PILOT ON GUARDIAN ANGELS FROM ROMA DOWNEY

'OF KINGS AND PROPHETS'
ABC ORDERS EPIC SERIES PILOT
I've recently shared with you the first photos from Spike TV's upcoming mini series on king Tut, and now it seems we will be getting another Ancient Egypt set series, but this time  at ABC! OF KINGS AND PROPHETS will be an epic Biblical TV drama bringing the saga of faith, ambition and betrayal as told through the eyes of a battle weary king, a powerful and resentful prophet and a resourceful young shepherd on a collision course with destiny. They could be talking about King David here. We announced a series on him a year ago from EOne, but we haven't heard anything about it later on. 

NBC ORDERS 'UNVEILED'
 PILOT ON GUARDIAN ANGELS
Meanwhile, rival NBC has ordered a pilot for new TV series from Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, the creators of popular historical series THE BIBLE,  and the upcoming epic mini series AD and THE DOVE- KEEPERS. Their new project UNVEILED will have the story revolving around an ensemble of flawed guardian angels who intervene in the lives of those who find themselves facing crisis in an attempt to restore their faith and, often, save their lives. As you remember Roma Downey was the creator of classic series TOUCHED BY AN ANGEL which had a similar storyline.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

KARL URBAN TO JOIN JASON MOMOA IN 'AQUAMAN' AS VILLAIN? ORLA BRADY JOINS DANIEL WU, SARAH BOLGER, EMILY BEECHAM, OLIVER STARK IN AMC'S 'BADLANDS' FANTASY SHOW

KARL URBAN TO JOIN
JASON MOMOA IN 'AQUAMAN'?
According to 'Latino Review' Warner Bros. is planning on our beloved Karl Urban to take a supporting, possibly villain, role in AQUAMAN! Last year we announced that the superhero movie will have a 2018 summer release date and will star Jason Momoa in the lead role. He will probably appear first in BATMAN VS SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and then in two JUSTICE LEAGUE movies as well. Karl Urban is doing STAR TREK 3 this year as Dr. Bones, and he has also been announced as the lead in THE WONDER fantasy adventure about a group of schoolkids who follow a rainbow that magically transports them to China, where they find themselves pursued by a mysterious organization as well as the cause of a natural disaster.

 'BADLANDS' EPIC SERIES
ORLA BRADY JOINS THE CAST
In TV news, AMC's new martial arts epic fantasy show BADLANDS has added another name into its cast. The show which will be based on the 16th century Chinese tale 'Journey to the West' following a highly skilled warrior named Sunny (Daniel Wu), who goes on a journey through dangerous land with a young boy in search of enlightenment, will see FRINGE's Orla Brady playing a Baroness and the ex-wife of gang leader who runs her domain with an iron grip! Emily Beecham plays The Widow, a regal beauty and a cunning strategist with extravagant fashion taste who has gained power the old fashioned way – she’s spilled blood for it. Sarah Bolger plays Jade, a porcelain beauty who masks her ambition with fragile innocence. Oliver Stark plays the warrior’s son Ryer who has not lived up to his father’s expectations!

Friday, January 23, 2015

MELISSA BENOIST TAKES THE LEAD IN CBS' 'SUPERGIRL'! 'UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT' SITCOM TRAILER! ROB LOWE, JENNA FISCHER, MEGAN MULLALLY IN 'APOCALYPSE SLOUGH' COMEDY DRAMA

CBS FINDS 'SUPERGIRL'
IN GLEE'S MELISSA BENOIST
In the main television news today, CBS has found the young actress who will take the lead role in their SUPERGIRL series! GLEE's Melissa Benoist has got the job! The new show will be produced by Greg Berlanti, who is currently producing ARROW and THE FLASH at CW. The show will centre on Kara Zor-El. Born on the planet Krypton, Kara Zor-El escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she’s been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin, Superman. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be. 

'APOCALYPSE SLOUGH' CASTS
ROB LOWE AND MEGAN MULLALLY
In news coming over from Great Britain Sky1 has teamed up with American NBC to produce new sf comedy drama APOCALYPSE SLOUGH which will revolve around a group of seemingly unconnected characters, as their lives start to intersect when it is reported that a large eight mile wide comet will collide with Earth. Together, they hunker beneath the town of Slough, about 20 miles west of London, to watch the end of the world on TV.
Rob Lowe will lead the cast as Father Jude, who holds the position of Devil’s Advocate in the Vatican. He is a charismatic, irreverent, rebellious but also deeply moral man who is passionate about his faith but doesn’t feel the need to constantly prove it. Jenna Fischer (The Office) will appear as mild mannered Rhonda, sent to prison in New Mexico for a crime she did not commit. Her wish is to be reunited with her family. 'Will and Grace' star Megan Mullally is Leanne, a white supremacist who takes Rhonda under her wing. Matthew Baynton will feature as bank manager Jamie, inspired by the impending apocalypse to find his wife - who disappeared in mysterious circumstances seven years ago. Pauline Quirke will play Jamie's mother Paula, and Joel Fry is confirmed as Jamie's hedonistic best friend Dave. Paterson Joseph is cast as General Gaines, who briefs the United States president on high-level military matters.

'UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT'
GETS FIRST FUNNY TRAILER
And continuing our week of airing trailers for upcoming new sitcoms, check out the first one for UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT which Netflix is launching on March 6th after already ordering its second season! Ellie Kemper plays Kimmy who is hoping for a fresh start in New York after escaping a doomsday cult. Jane Krakowski plays a wealthy Upper East Side socialite who hires Kimmy as a nanny.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

FIRST CHARACTER PHOTOS AND TRAILER FOR NBC'S NEW DRAMA 'THE SLAP' WITH ZACHARY QUINTO, THANDIE NEWTON, PETER SARSGAARD, UMA THURMAN, PENN BADGLEY, MELISSA GEORGE

FIRST CHARACTER PHOTOS
FROM NBC'S 'THE SLAP' DRAMA
Not much to share with you today, people, it seems to be a very slow day in movie news business, so I will entertain you with first character pictures showing the cast of NBC's upcoming new drama series THE SLAP! The American small screen adaptation of an Australian hit television series of the same name will hit you with the first SLAP on Thursday, February 12th with a rather stellar ensemble cast including Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, Melissa George, Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox, Pen Badgley, Uma Thurman, Marin Ireland and Thomas Sadoski.

THE STELLAR CAST WITH
ZACHARY QUINTO, THANDIE NEWTON, PEN BADGLEY, BRIAN COX AND UMA THURMAN
Coming from the executive producer Jon Robin Baitz (BROTHERS AND SISTERS) THE SLAP is a miniseries based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas and the Australian television series!. In the centre of the story is Hector (Peter Sarsgaard), a public servant, husband, father and valued friend on the cusp of his 40th birthday. There is also Aisha (Thandie Newton), Hector's beautiful and intelligent wife who is planning his party filled with friends and his very boisterous Greek family. Sounds like the makings of a great day, right? Wrong. As Hector tries to navigate family politics, awkward friendships and the young woman he is dangerously captivated by, the built-up tension explodes when Hector's hotheaded cousin (Zachary Quinto) slaps another couple's misbehaving child. Everyone is understandably stunned, and the party abruptly ends with the child's parents (Melissa George and Thomas Sadoski) vowing legal action. What the hosts and guests don't know, however, is that this moment will ignite a chain of events that will uncover long-buried secrets within this group of friends and family ... and vigorously challenge the core values of everyone involved.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

'KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN' TRAILER & POSTERS WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, SAM WORTHINGTON, JIM STURGESS, RYAN KWANTEN! 'LITTLE CHAOS' POSTER WITH KATE WINSLET! EMILY BLUNT TO JOIN CHRIS HEMSWORTH IN 'HUNTSMAN'?

EMILY BLUNT TO JOIN
CHRIS HEMSWORTH'S 'HUNTSMAN'
I'm a bit late with this one, but then again it's never really too late to post anything on magically stunning Emily Blunt! After getting a Golden Globe nomination (her fifth in total) for her performance in INTO THE WOODS she might go into epic waters again since rumour has it that she might be the new villain in THE HUNTSMAN prequel to the SNOW WHITE, which has ditched Kristen Stewart and will focus on Chris Hemsworth's character's origins. This would also mean that Charlize Theron might not return as evil queen Ravenna either. Frank Darabont has left the director's chair last week due to creative differences with the studio, but it seems that Universal already has another helmer in mind. April 2016 is the release date! Emily is also wanted for CAPTAIN MARVEL!

'A LITTLE CHAOS' POSTER
GARDENING WITH KATE WINSLET
Gorgeous first poster has been released for Alan Rickman's directorial debut A LITTLE CHAOS which opens in cinemas this April! Kate Winslet plays a female landscape gardener who is awarded the esteemed assignment to construct the grand gardens at Versailles, a gilt-edged position which thrusts her to the very centre of the court of King Louis XIV. Matthias Schoenaerts is the rival gardener, while Rickman also stars as the king himself!


'KIDNAPPING MR HEINEKEN' 
TRAILER WITH ANTHONY HOPKINS, RYAN KWANTEN, SAM WORTHINGTON & JIM STURGESS
Meanwhile, your trailer for today is for a movie with an almost unbelievably charming cast: KIDNAPPING MR. HEINEKEN in which dashing Australian superstars Sam Worthington, Ryan Kwanten and Jim Sturgess are trying to kidnap Anthony Hopkins!  It is the inside story of the planning, execution, rousing aftermath and ultimate downfall of the kidnappers of beer tycoon Alfred "Freddy" Heineken, which resulted in the largest ransom ever paid for an individual. Opening this spring around Europe and in March in USA, the movie is directed by Daniel Alfredson!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

EVA LONGORIA IN 'TELENOVELA' SITCOM AT NBC! FUNNY TRAILERS FOR NBC'S SITCOMS 'UNDATEABLE' WITH BRENT MORIN, CHRIS D'ELIA, BIANCA KAJLICH, 'ONE BIG HAPPY' WITH NICH ZANO, KELLY BROOK, ELISHA CUTHBERT

EVA LONGORIA TO LEAD
'TELENOVELA' SITCOM AT NBC
We continue with updates on new sitcoms today, people, starting with the news coming from NBC. Earlier this Autumn I told you that both ABC and NBC were courting Eva Longoria to come to them with her projects, and now it seems NBC has won since Eva will both produce and star in their new sitcom TELENOVELA! In the thirteen episode comedy series she will play the wilful, popular diva Ana Maria, the star of Latin America’s most beloved TELENOVELA, who strives to stay on top in a world where the drama on-camera is nothing compared to the drama off-camera.

'ONE BIG HAPPY' TRAILER
A DIFFERENT KIND OF FAMILY
Speaking of NBC, I've already announced that from March 17th they will have a new comedy hour with UNDATEABLE and ONE BIG HAPPY and now we have trailers for both. Coming from Ellen Degeneres, ONE BIG HAPPY will follow two  best friends Lizzy (Elisha Cuthbert) and Luke (Nick Zano). As kids, they saw each other’s parents go through divorce and have ever since formed an inseparable bond. Now, all grown up and still single, they’ve decided to start a family of their own, but in a non-traditional way. Lizzy, who is a lesbian, wants to raise a child with Luke by her side. Then one night, Luke falls for Prudence (Kelly Brook), a free-spirited British girl who’s due to go back to England in a matter of days. Then, just as Lizzy discovers that she’s actually pregnant, Luke announces that he and Prudence have gotten married and in an instant — a different kind of family is born.


NBC 'UNDATEABLE' SITCOM
GETS  SECOND SEASON TRAILER
Coming on March Tuesday nights right before ONE BIG HAPPY is the second season of last year's truly beautiful smash hit comedy - which will now air in early spring instead of May like last year when, thanks to its warm humour, it became NBC's most watched summer sitcom in last ten years. The sitcom stars delightful Brent Morin as Justin, a 30-something carefree guy who becomes friends with a bunch of people who have qualities that make them unattractive to the opposite sex. Second season will continue following their adventures in dating and finding partners, and in developing warm friendship between this band of oddballs. Also staring are Chris D'Elia as Danny, Justin's roommate and business partner, Bianca Kajlich as Danny’s baby sister, David Fynn as Justin’s gay bartender, Rick Glassman and Ron Funches as the regular jokesters in Justin's pub. Disney star Bridgit Mendler is replacing Eva Amauri as the new optimistic waitress!

Monday, January 19, 2015

NEW 2015 SITCOMS TRAILERS - 'THE ODD COUPLE' WITH MATTHEW PERRY, THOMAS LENNON AND 'WEIRD LONERS' WITH BECKI NEWTON, ZACHARY KNIGHTON, NATE TORRENCE

'THE ODD COUPLE' TRAILER
 MATTHEW PERRY & THOMAS LENNON MISMATCHED
I have a bunch of comedy updates for you, so we shall have NEW 2015 SITCOMS days today and tomorrow starting with the first trailer for THE ODD COUPLE which has finally been released by CBS! Moving in together February 19th will be Matthew Perry as endearing slob Oscar Madison and Thomas Lennon as uptight neat freak Felix Unger, two former college buddies who become unlikely roommates after the demise of their marriages. It’s not long after Oscar lets Felix move in that Oscar fears he’s made a monumental mistake. However, despite how exasperated they make each other, these mismatched friends agree they can help each other move on from their divorces and somehow make their crazy living arrangement work.


'WEIRD LONERS' TRAILER
NEW COMEDY SERIES AT FOX
Meanwhile, Fox has released the first clip for their new sitcom WEIRD LONERS which will gather the weirdos together March 31st  in the comedy about four relationship-phobic, quasi-underdog 30-somethings who are unexpectedly thrust into one another’s lives, forming unlikely bonds in a Queens, NY, townhouse. Becki Newton plays Caryn, a cute, but high-strung dental hygienist whose romantic life is dictated by the love-crazed, ultra-romantic 13-year-old barricaded inside the control room of her brain. Zachary Knighton is Stosh, a handsome, charming and whip-smart Wall Street player, at least until he romances his boss’ fiancĂ©e and gets unceremoniously canned! Nate Torrence is his cousin, Eric, a sweet, odd man-child, with whom he has to move in. Meera Khumbhani is Zara, Caryn's new roomate, mysterious and ethereal, a lifelong heartbreaker who’s only capable of living one way – “in the moment.”

Sunday, January 18, 2015

FIRST TRAILER AND CHARACTER PHOTOS FROM 'THE DOVEKEEPERS' HISTORICAL MINI SERIES ON MASADA FORTRESS SIEGE WITH COTE DE PABLO, DIEGO BONETA, SAM NEILL

'THE DOVEKEEPERS' EPIC SERIES
FIRST TRAILER AND PHOTOS
Something historical for you today: the first trailer and character pictures for new historical mini series THE DOVEKEEPERS a four hour TV event from BIBLE's and A.D.'s Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, which will be broadcast March 31 and April 1, 2015 at CBS! The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title DOVEKEEPER roles, Sam Neill as first century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman's bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada.

 BESIEGED AT MASADA
Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

FIRST TRAILER FOR SYFY'S 'THE EXPANSE' SPACE SET SERIES WITH THOMAS JANE, STEVEN STRAIT! SYFY DEVELOPS 'SPIN' SF MINI SERIES! E! RENEWS ELIZABETH HURLEY'S 'ROYALS' FOR SECOND SEASON

TELEVISION HEADLINES
'ROYALS' GET 2ND SEASON, SYFY TO MAKE 'SPIN' SF MINI SERIES
In TV news today, beside the info that E! has renewed their first scripted series THE ROYALS with Elizabeth Hurley for the second season eventhough the first one is yet to premiere on March 15th, SyFy has announced their work on SPIN six hour mini series an adaptation of Robert Charles Wilson’s award winning sf novel which will centre on a young scientist trying to save humanity from the impending apocalypse of a mysterious, impenetrable cloud that has enveloped the entire Earth, blacking out the stars, the moon and the sun.

'THE EXPANSE' SF TV SERIES 
GETS 1ST TRAILER WITH THOMAS JANE TRAVELLING THE UNIVERSE
Speaking of SyFy, they have also revealed the first trailer for their new sf series THE EXPANSE which will air this year as a ten episode space thriller set two hundred years in the future. The story follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship's captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Shohreh Aghdashloo also stars!